Police: Body Found at Asylum Lake Believed to be Missing Man

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Search teams at Asylum Lake

KALAMAZOO, Mich (April 25, 2014) – The Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety says a body was found at Asylum Lake today, believed to be a man that’s been missing since early April.

A Public Safety Officer made the discovery around 12:30 p.m. today.  The body hasn’t been officially identified yet.

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Takashi Sugimori (Courtesy Photo)

On April 2, 56-year-old Takashi Sugimori was reported missing by his wife after he didn’t return from cross-country skiing at the lake.  His vehicle was found in a parking area near Asylum Lake near Parkview Drive.

Several law enforcement agencies searched the area both from the ground and the air trying to locate Sugimori.  Shifting ice on the lake prevented dive teams from entering the water during the initial search after his disappearance.

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MSP Helicopter assisting with search at Asylum Lake

Investigators said at the beginning of the initial search that foul play isn’t suspected.

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (April 5, 2014)- The Kalamazoo County Dive Team said Asylum Lake is not safe for divers to search for a missing man because of the rain and shifting ice, that’s according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The 56-year-old Kalamazoo missing man, Takashi Sugimori, was last seen the morning of Wednesday, April 2, at their home. FOX 17 has been told his wife called police after he didn’t return home from going to Asylum Lake to cross-country ski, which he did often. Investigators said Sugimori may have fallen in the lake.

The missing man’s vehicle was found in the parking area of Asylum Lake near Parkview Drive.

Police say the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and the Michigan State Police searched the area on foot. Then a Michigan State Police helicopter search by air, while the Michigan State Police Dive Team searched the lake using underwater sonar tools.

Police say there is still no sign of Sugimori and they do not suspect foul play.
Read more at http://fox17online.com/2014/04/05/missing-kalamazoo-man-identified-as-56-year-old-takashi-sugimori/#PvFc2MZWvWYzDpI1.99

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (April 5, 2014)- The Kalamazoo County Dive Team said Asylum Lake is not safe for divers to search for a missing man because of the rain and shifting ice, that’s according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The 56-year-old Kalamazoo missing man, Takashi Sugimori, was last seen the morning of Wednesday, April 2, at their home. FOX 17 has been told his wife called police after he didn’t return home from going to Asylum Lake to cross-country ski, which he did often. Investigators said Sugimori may have fallen in the lake.

The missing man’s vehicle was found in the parking area of Asylum Lake near Parkview Drive.

Police say the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and the Michigan State Police searched the area on foot. Then a Michigan State Police helicopter search by air, while the Michigan State Police Dive Team searched the lake using underwater sonar tools.

Police say there is still no sign of Sugimori and they do not suspect foul play.
Read more at http://fox17online.com/2014/04/05/missing-kalamazoo-man-identified-as-56-year-old-takashi-sugimori/#PvFc2MZWvWYzDpI1.99

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (April 5, 2014)- The Kalamazoo County Dive Team said Asylum Lake is not safe for divers to search for a missing man because of the rain and shifting ice, that’s according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The 56-year-old Kalamazoo missing man, Takashi Sugimori, was last seen the morning of Wednesday, April 2, at their home. FOX 17 has been told his wife called police after he didn’t return home from going to Asylum Lake to cross-country ski, which he did often. Investigators said Sugimori may have fallen in the lake.

The missing man’s vehicle was found in the parking area of Asylum Lake near Parkview Drive.

Police say the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and the Michigan State Police searched the area on foot. Then a Michigan State Police helicopter search by air, while the Michigan State Police Dive Team searched the lake using underwater sonar tools.

Police say there is still no sign of Sugimori and they do not suspect foul play.
Read more at http://fox17online.com/2014/04/05/missing-kalamazoo-man-identified-as-56-year-old-takashi-sugimori/#PvFc2MZWvWYzDpI1.99

KALAMAZOO COUNTY, Mich. (April 5, 2014)- The Kalamazoo County Dive Team said Asylum Lake is not safe for divers to search for a missing man because of the rain and shifting ice, that’s according to the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety.

The 56-year-old Kalamazoo missing man, Takashi Sugimori, was last seen the morning of Wednesday, April 2, at their home. FOX 17 has been told his wife called police after he didn’t return home from going to Asylum Lake to cross-country ski, which he did often. Investigators said Sugimori may have fallen in the lake.

The missing man’s vehicle was found in the parking area of Asylum Lake near Parkview Drive.

Police say the Kalamazoo Department of Public Safety, Kalamazoo County Sheriff’s Office, Western Michigan Police Department and the Michigan State Police searched the area on foot. Then a Michigan State Police helicopter search by air, while the Michigan State Police Dive Team searched the lake using underwater sonar tools.

Police say there is still no sign of Sugimori and they do not suspect foul play.
Read more at http://fox17online.com/2014/04/05/missing-kalamazoo-man-identified-as-56-year-old-takashi-sugimori/#PvFc2MZWvWYzDpI1.99

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